Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Mead
It’s been a very inspiring 2/3 of a working weekend. The message to believe that change is possible and that, by working together, we can reverse the global trends of self-destructive behaviour to create and sustain a just and peaceful world for ourselves and for future generations is a powerful and much-needed one.
I’ve really enjoyed meeting and talking to the various people – both the fascinating Councillors and hardworking staff members from our international offices. Rob, the one-man team of the Peace and Disarmament Working group, has been particularly receptive. We waxed a little nostalgic over The Lion King at dinner today in between a joint deadpanning effort (or perhaps TLK was a joke to him?! Surely not). Everyone else has been A-for-awesome too!
3 days, 6 free meals, continual flow of coffee. I may actually gain weight.